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: 34661

[Maibara] Half-Day Bike Tour: Japan's Backroads Exploring Rural Life

  • Beginners welcome - First try
  • Empty-hands OK
  • Possible number of bookings
  • Participating age
    12Age ~ 100 Age
  • Duration
    3~4 hours

Just a 20 minute shinkansen ride from Kyoto, we offer an easy way to explore small town rural life in Japan on this leisurely beginner-friendly ride, with a local resident guide, fluent in English, to help you enjoy our area's unique geographical and historical points of interest. The 13km course features a broad range of sights such as rice and agriculture fields, historic trade routes, local villages combining old and new ways of life, a temple and shrine, a brief hike, and the shores of Lake Biwa.


Our convenient location and short tour time make it easy to explore more before or after your tour too, such as visiting Hikone Castle, or Lake Biwa!


Private group tour which provides a peaceful ride exploring the diversity of local agriculture, nature, history, and culture with a local resident guide, fluent in English.


Enjoy a smooth ride with our own fleet of GT mountain bikes.

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    Detailed information of this plan

    Required minimum number of participants 2 Person(s)
    Possible number of bookings 2~4
    About duration
    3~4 hours
    3 hours 15 minutes (3 hours experience)
    Operating period 〜2020/12/15
    Held from March 1st to Dec. 15th
    Assembly time Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your reservation time.
    Booking deadline until 18:59 7 days before

    Changing room Toilet
    Shower Parking

    Dress code - Must bring items Please wear appropriate clothes and shoes for bicycle ride. There will also be a short hike.

    Matters require attention Please inform us of attendees' height (s) at time of reservation for bicycle assignment.
    Other notifications We can also arrange for electric bicycle at additional fee of ¥ 1000.
    You are also welcome to bring your own bike (but tour cost will not change)

    Plan attractions

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    Leisurely beginner-friendly route.

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    A fun & unique way to easily explore small town rural life in Japan.

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    See local satoyama nature and wildlife such as birds, and occasionally even monkeys.

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    Just 20 min. from Kyoto by bullet train! Convenient location and scheduling allow time to explore more on your own afterward, such as Hikone Castle or Lake Biwa!

    Time schedule


    ①Meet at JR Maibara Station (5 minutes) ②You will be assigned a bicycle and helmet. Then you'll also receive a summary of the itineary and other safety precautions. (10 minutes) ③Leisurely-paced cycling tour of Maibara area villages with occasional stops at local points of interest (1st half) (80 minutes) ④Leisurely-paced cycling tour of Maibara area villages with occasional stops at local points of interest (2nd half) (80 minutes) ⑤Return the bicycle. (10 minutes)

    Access - Map

    Maibara, Maibara City, Shiga 521-0016
    Assembly point

    JR Maibara Station

    Meet outside of the ticket gate in JR Maibara Station

    If you arrive by car

    About 15 minutes from Maibara JCT / Hikone IC

    If you arrive by train

    0 min from JR Maibara Station

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    Selling points regarding safety

    Regular cycling safety training and participation in lifesaving training are Required.

    Insurance information JI Accident & Fire Insurance Co., Ltd. Injury risk compensation special contract set Ordinary accident insurance (comprehensive contract) Death / residual disability 5 million yen Daily hospitalization insurance 5,000 yen Surgical insurance Daily hospitalization insurance for surgery received during hospitalization 10 times, in the case of other operations, 5 times the daily amount of hospitalization insurance, 3,000 yen day of outpatient insurance
    License and Qualifications more 1 Year experience as an interpreter guide
    Member organizations and associations Japan Ecotourism Association, Biwako Visitors Bureau, Maibara Tourism Association, Nagahama Tourism Association
    Number of staff 3

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